Our Directors

Directors of CPR Insurance Services

The Directors of Cooper Professional Risks Pty Ltd (CPR) are Robert and Mandy Cooper. Robert has had more than 35 years in the Insurance Industry and Mandy more than 20 years. Both worked for a number of prominent Insurance Companies and  International Insurance Brokers. Robert is also well qualified with a Master of Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma of Insurance from Deakin University, as well he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Insurance and Finance, and a Fellow of the National Insurance Brokers Association. Mandy holds an Associateship of the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance. Both are Tier 1 PS146 compliant. 

Robert serves in the following Organisations:

He also holds memberships with the Australian Insurance Law Association, National Insurance Brokers Association, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Brisbane North Chamber of Commerce.

In 2013 and 2014 he was named one of the Top 30 elite Insurance Brokers in Australia with Insurance Business Magazine.

He is an an experienced speaker, critic and presenter, particularly on all areas of insurance but more specifically on Professional Indemnity and Directors & Officers Liability Insurance, whether for training purposes or for just informing or updating forums on current related issues.

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Cooper Professional Risks

Specialising in the area of Professional Indemnity and Directors & Officers Liability but can provide assistance in all areas of Risk Management and Insurance.

CPR Insurance Services

A corporate authorised representative of NAS Insurance Brokers and for this reason can offer the full range of General Insurances for our clients With up to 150 Insurance markets available to us, we can help you with anything and everything. Any type of business can be catered for.

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Latest News

Above-average cyclone season looms

As reported by insurancenews.com.au

Insurers should brace for an above-average cyclone season due to weakening La Nina conditions in the Pacific Ocean and warmer than average sea temperatures to the north and east, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

The cyclone season begins next month and ends in April.

The bureau says Australia has a 67% chance of an above-average season, while the west has a 59% chance, the northwest 63%, the north 56% and the east 58%.

In neutral years the first tropical cyclone to make landfall typically occurs in late December, while in La Nina years it usually hits in the first week of December, the bureau says.

Insurance Council of Australia spokesman Campbell Fuller says even an average cyclone season – consisting of 11 events, four of which make landfall – can be devastating.

“An above-average year could bring many more than that, and each one has the potential to cause catastrophic damage if it crosses the coast in a heavily populated area,” he said.

“Only one cyclone made landfall last season, and that was in a sparsely populated part of WA’s Pilbara. There’s no guarantee Australia will be so fortunate this summer.”

Tropical Cyclone Marcia cost insurers $544 million from more than 37,000 claims when it struck Rockhampton in February last year. In 2011 Cyclone Yasi cost insurers $1.4 billion.

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Beware the escape clause in Motor policies

Cheap motor insurance can have some tough exclusions The Policy Comparison team at LMI have highlighted some new exclusions have been introduced by some of the “Cheapy” direct insurers. Previously Motor Insurance wordings did not have an exclusion for “reckless acts” but this has now changed.  Reckless driving is often defined as a mental state in which the driver displays a wanton disregard for the rules of the road; the driver misjudges common driving procedures, often causing accidents and other damages. The legal dictionary defines reckless driving as operation of an automobile in a dangerous manner under the circumstances, including speeding (or going too fast forthe conditions, even though within the posted speed limit), driving after drinking (but not drunk), having too many passengers inthe car, cutting in and out of traffic, failing to yield to other vehicles, and other negligent acts.

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